Brazil’s 3-year long political crisis just got a somber chapter on Wednesday. Brazilians found out that a businessman secretly taped President Michel Temer while discussing juicy subjects like tampering with investigations and paying bribes to former congressmen.
How did Brazilians react? While thousands in Rio, São Paulo, and Brasília have taken to the streets to ask for Temer’s resignation, others did what Brazilians do better than anyone: internet memes.
House of Cards
The first meme to go viral came from the official House of Cards twitter account. The series acknowledged that the political intrigue in the show is no match for Brazilian politics. “Hard to compete with.”
Ottawan – D.I.S.C.O. 1980
By all means, Temer wasn’t the only politician hit by the scandal. Senator Aécio Neves was also taped, and got caught asking for 2 million BRL from a businessman. That led the Supreme Court to suspend Neves from the Senate. On the internet, people asked: who did the 2 million belong to?
De Aécio. (Aécio’s)
“I hope it falls off”
Brazilians call strapless dresses tomara que caia – or “I hope it falls off.” So guess what the look of the day was?
Look de hoje: Tomara que caia
Fora Temer pic.twitter.com/YUamjyClti
— Pug (@LucasLopes05561) 18 de maio de 2017
Brazil in a nutshell
“What’s going on? What’s going on?” – “I don’t know! I don’t know”
[BRASIL INTENSIFIES] pic.twitter.com/AJgfpMZvBI
— Etzinho Torrents (@oraporra) 17 de maio de 2017
Get in, Temer
Over the past year, millions have said: “Out with Temer.” Not this guy, though. You can read here: “Get in, Temer.”
O dia mais esperado dos Brasileiros sobre Michel Temer… pic.twitter.com/1E2GkSzLb6
— ManteigaNoSeuPão (@Dyjay) 18 de maio de 2017
Lula and Dilma
How Lula and Dilma Rousseff reacted to this latest political crisis:
Vazou imagem da Dilma e do Lula vendo o Plantão da Globo sobre o Temer e Aécio pic.twitter.com/kFhJK8TPoQ
— Igão (@lgorAntonio) 17 de maio de 2017
A desperate request
Brazil could find itself with the 3rd president in less than one year. But this guy already knows who he wants. “Obama, come be Brazil’s President.”
Com o Temer caindo só peço uma coisa pic.twitter.com/DqLypPVrYx
— FRASES DA VIDA (@verdadesleais) 18 de maio de 2017